VACATION HOME ID: 218
RENTAL TYPE: Cabin
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Looking at secluded cabins for rent in the Colorado Rocky Mountains? Look no more. These romantic honeymoon cabins in Colorado are in high in the mountains near majestic Pikes Peak and historic Cripple Creek. Everyone of these rustic cabin rentals comes with a private hot tub and a romantic woodstove or fireplace to warm your toes by. These Colorado mountain retreats are warmly decorated with touches of log, leather and old snowshoes. Rustic cabins in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, secluded and comfortable, just as they should be. Colorado cabin rentals-great in the summer and great in the winter.
Looking at secluded Colorado cabins for rent in the Rocky Mountains but having difficulty finding something rustic but not too rustic? You don’t need to look at anymore vacation cabin rentals. You just found Whispering Pines. Not many mountain retreats can boast of being so secluded yet close to the city but Whispering Pines can. It’s just a hop, jump, and a skip away from seemingly endless activities and the magnificent sight-seeing that millions of vacationers come to see year after year.
This vacation cabin rental is surrounded by enormous pines and quaking aspens and sunshine pours through the large windows. You won’t want to forget your camera on this trip. Enjoy a spectacular lightning storm from the loft or watch the snow softly falling. There’s even a private hot tub on the deck. Tilt your head back, listen to the wind whispering through the pines and try to count the stars. Whispering Pines-a secluded honeymoon cabin in Colorado. Just right for two. (Elevation-approximately 9,500 feet.)
The romantic cabin sleeps two with 750 sq ft on two levels.
Activities onsite or nearby:
Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Pikes Peak, in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, is “America’s mountain”. Travelers can often see as far away as Denver from the summit which is 14,110 feet above sea level. Climb Pikes Peak, take the Pikes Peak Cog Railway to the top, or motor up leisurely in your own car with a picnic basket in hand. The 8.9 mile train ride, and almost thirty miles by car, passes along cascading streams and through deep forests of spruce and pines. See the 2,000 year old Bristlecone Pines. This mountain is home to Bighorn sheep, mule deer, yellow-bellied marmots and black bears. Don’t forget your camera as Pikes Peak makes a photographer out of just about everyone. Come see why millions climb Pikes Peak and why they return year after year.
Pikes Peak Hill Climb; 83rd Race to the Clouds (June 25, 2005):
This unusual auto and motorcycle race is the second oldest motor sports event in the United States. In 1916 Rea Lentz won the first race with a time of 20 minutes and 55.6 seconds. Today’s records stands at just over 10 minutes with trucks traveling at over 90 m.p.h. and screaming from the bottom to the top of Pikes Peak. Over a 160 men and women compete from all over the world in this white-knuckle annual race to the top of Pikes Peak. Televised in fifty-six countries. Race day-June 28, 2005!
Cripple Creek, Colorado Information:
Cripple Creek, elevation 9,494, is something to write home about. It boasts three-hundred days of sunshine a year. Summer mornings and evenings are cool and late afternoon rains can briefly drop the temperature into the upper thirties. Summer temperatures reach into the upper seventies and often higher and can bring short but intense afternoon electrical storms. Expect colder temperatures in winter although you will probably be surprised at how warm our high-altitude sun feels.
The population of Cripple Creek, Colorado is 1,100 but after gold was discovered in 1891 the population exploded to 50,000 residents. Railroads and wagon trains supplied Cripple Creek with its needs and local businesses flourished. Cripple Creek had twenty-four grocery stores, six bookstores, twenty-six gambling houses and bordellos to rival the most famous in Paris. People came from far and wide to seek their fortune where riches seemed to fall from the sky. Today, the town is host to limited stakes gambling in many of the same gambling houses of yesteryear. The enormous expanse surrounding Cripple Creek is an outdoor paradise with plenty to fill your days.
Colorado Scenic Drives and Road Trips:
Colorado is full of interesting and scenic road trips and unique photo opportunities. Many of these roads can be traveled in a passenger car but, sometimes a good four-wheel drive vehicle will be needed. Of course, excellent driving directions, advance knowledge about the roads you will travel upon and a few safety precautions will make sight-seeing in Colorado a more enjoyable experience. Cripple Creek and the Pikes Peak area have miles and miles of roads to travel upon for a leisurely road trip to a wild, four-wheeling expedition. So pick a scenic highway or by-way in Colorado, check the weather and road conditions, grab your maps, get ready and go!
Pikes Peak Highway
Put the Pikes Peak Highway on your list of fun things to do! Drive the twenty-nine beautiful miles up to the 14,110 summit of Pikes Peak. Enjoy the breathtaking view of mountains as far away as Denver and New Mexico. Take a jacket, even in summer. Open year-round, weather permitting. Fee charged. Reservations very strongly recommended. Call 719-385-7325.
A long, winding canyon road starting in green meadows just south of Cripple Creek and ending in Canon City. Thirty miles one-way. Narrow road with slippery-when-wet clay surfaces, no guard rails and steep drops. Only take this trip in good, dry weather. Elevation 5,500 to 9,800. Unique bridges and tunnels. Side trip? Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area for its ruggedness and remoteness. Great hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing. If you drive all the way to Canon City, stop by and see the Royal Gorge and the Royal Gorge Bridge.
Another long, winding mountain road starting south of Cripple Creek and ending in Canon City. Go in good weather only. Elevation 5,300 to 9,400. Points of interest: Window Rock, “The Shelf”, Shelf Road Recreation Area (great rock climbing), Red Canyon Park for fossil figurines, and Garden Park Fossil Area.
Gold Camp Road
“It is the condensation of all that is beautiful, stupendous, rugged and grand in the majestic Rockies… to omit this trip would be an injustice to Colorado and an everlasting regret to yourself." Theodore Roosevelt. Visitors can drive Gold Camp Road but for a great time outdoors consider biking it or hiking it.
Learn more about our breathtaking road trips and Colorado’s scenic drives at Mile by Mile (www.milebymile.com).
Colorado Fly Fishing:
South Platte River
(Eleven Mile Canyon below Eleven Mile Reservoir)
Mountain river banks covered in pine and fir trees with enormous rock outcroppings and pools of clear mountain water. Brown and rainbow trout. Fee area. From Lake George travel south on County Road 96.
Colorado Fishing in Eleven Mile Reservoir
Writers love to write about the fantastic fishing here! Rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, salmon, northern pike and small-mouth bass. Entrance fee. 3,400 surface acres and open all year. Boat ramp. Approximately thirty-eight miles west of Colorado Springs.
A variety of boats and fishing equipment can be rented at Eleven Mile Reservoir. Contact 11MileSports at 719-555-1212 or visit their website at 11milesports.com to learn about current rates and conditions.
Mueller State Park - Divide, Colorado:
Mueller State Park, on the west side of Pikes Peak, encompasses over 5,000 acres of beautiful terrain. There are thick forests of conifers, aspens, fir, and spruce trees just to name a few. Large outcroppings are sprinkled about the park with stunning views of Pikes Peak and other mountain ranges visible throughout. With elk, black bear, mule deer (just to name a few furry creatures) and over a 115 species of birds Mueller State Park is a very popular wildlife viewing area indeed.
Open all year. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and camping. Horseback rides offered in warmer weather ranging from one hour rides to half-day rides and breakfast and dinner rides by reservation. (Seasonally operated.) Mueller State Park—3.5 miles south of Divide on Highway 67 South.
A Colorado State Parks pass is required for entry. Contact Mueller State Park for information at 719-687-2366. Year-round enjoyment. Tent camping, motor home and travel trailer friendly.
$145 to $170 per night plus tax.
$200 damage deposit required.
No smoking, no pets, and no stress allowed.
Call or email Lisa for further details. Owners Rate Table
HOTTUB, FIREPLACE, SATELITE TV, DVD PLAYER, VCR PLAYER, CD PLAYER, PHONE, FULL KITCHEN, MICROWAVE, REFRIGERATOR, UTENCILS, POTS AND PANS, GAS GRILL,
HIKING, GOLF, FISHING, MUSEUMS, SWIMMING, DOWN HILL SKIING, ROCK CLIMBING, HUNTING, RESTAURANTS, SIGHTSEEING, CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, BOATING, RAFTING, SHOPPING, Gambling, Scenic By-Ways, Train Rides, Mine Tours, Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Windsurfing, Water-skiing,
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